Earlier in the year, FNP National Unit Director, Ailsa Swarbrick was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into evidence-based early-years intervention. The committee has now published it's final report.

We spoke to Sara Burns, Director at Triangle, the social enterprise responsible for the Outcomes Star and Emma Cook, Clinical Quality Lead at the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit about the development of the New Mum Star, the iteration process, the lessons learnt from both sides and how both family nurses and FNP clients were instrumental in its final design.

Early intervention is not a panacea for all of society’s problems, nor is it a financial coping strategy for local or central government – but it is a vital way of providing children with the skills and resilience they need to succeed in life, and of mitigating the negative impacts of poverty and other forms for disadvantage.

We submitted evidence for the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry; The first 1000 days of life. In the submission we have highlighted four keys areas we believe are important to focus on in public health prevention in pregnancy and the first years of life:

Ailsa Swarbrick, FNP National Unit Director attended a debate at the Health Foundation on whether there should be a hypothecated tax for the NHS? She wrote a blog on her thoughts and the questions it raised.

More than one in 10 mums experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or within the first year of giving birth (the ‘perinatal period’). Some women might develop a serious mental health problem suddenly, even if they have no previous history of mental ill health, whereas others might find an existing condition is exacerbated.

This International Nurses Day (May 12th), we asked family nurses what their job means to them; why they became family nurses, what they have learnt and why they love doing what they do.

In March, FNP National Unit Director Ailsa Swarbrick was invited to be a witness for the House of Commons Science and Technology committee’s inquiry on evidence-based early-years intervention.

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its introduction in England. As part of ‘FNP Week’, local teams across the country will be highlighting the incredible achievements of the last 10 years.

It’s been a busy and exciting year for the Family Nurse Partnership in England, with new developments for the programme. Teams up and down the country have continued to deliver exceptional work with thousands of young mums, dads and babies. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the whole FNP Community with a celebration of all our collective

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